SAICA offers three reputable professional accounting and business designations from a foundational to a strategic level of accounting and business competence –

Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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PROFILE: Attitude Is Everything

Solomon Mphakathi, chief financial officer (CFO) of The Joburg Theatre, stepped into his new role three years ago and thanks to his leadership, they have shown clean audits since. He shares his tips for success Chartered acountant Solomon Mphakathi hasn’t wasted a single moment in turning the Joburg Theatre into what is acknowledged as a…

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FEATURE: 2018 Watchlist For Accountants

2017 was a year of major changes in South Africa with allegations of state capture and cabinet reshuffles, our downgrade to junk status by three credit rating agencies and ending the year with our president no longer being the head of the leading political party. It all made for lots of uncertainty and plenty of…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Budget 2018

BUDGET 2018 Budget 2018: Staying afloat in an ocean of debt Where to with the NHI and medical credits? Cryptocurrencies: Tax laws to be amended Educating our children Government weighs in SAICA Budget Summary – click here Budget 2018: Staying afloat in an ocean of debt     ‘There are no joys without mountains having been climbed.…

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VIEWPOINT: ‘Banking’ Your 2018!

South Africans are in for a ‘bank’-ride this year with at least four new banks hitting the high streets, shopping malls or just smartphones The banking and financial services industry will probably get more attention this year than any year since the Cape Town doors of Lombaard Bank opened in 1793. And as a stakeholder…

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VIEWPOINT: Of Goldfish, Genetics And Integrity

‘May you live in interesting times.’ This purported Chinese curse rings true with every new media report raising fundamental questions around the integrity our country’s political leadership The frequency of enquiries into the conduct of many of our country’s leadership figures unfortunately overrides public perception of most other − albeit excellent − work done by…

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VIEWPOINT: Working With Your Suppliers

The pressure is mounting when it comes to the preferential procurement element on the B-BBEE scorecard Large enterprises realise that Preferential Procurement is the one element on the scorecard over which they have limited control. After all, you can’t force your suppliers to become B-BBEE compliant. Yet, if a company were to score poorly on…

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VIEWPOINT: Unlocking An Agile Accounting House

With technology hurtling headlong into all aspects of life, from our homes, cars and workplaces, to banks, schools and hospitals, it’s no surprise that business looks to the IT world for inspiration on how to adapt and thrive. An example of this is Agile, a method of developing software that is spilling over into all…

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VIEWPOINT: Eliminating Crutch Words

We have been guilty of using these in our conversations and speeches. It helps us to get through a stressful public engagement, but to our audience, we might be perceived as being unprepared, incompetent and lacking confidence COMMON CRUTCH WORDS Filler crutch words include ‘Um’ and ‘Ah’ which don’t really mean anything. Emphasis crutch words…

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